We embed sustainable design into everything we do, delivering practical energy efficient buildings at scale. We promote a ‘fabric first’ approach to low energy design, minimising reliance on costly or complex technologies, and increasingly our new homes achieve Passivhaus or zero carbon standards.
We are currently advising the UK Government on low carbon housing policy with the Building for 2050 project and continue to lead industry in the delivery of several largescale net zero development projects. In partnership with the Green Register and other industry leaders, we provide regular training in sustainable design for our staff, clients and collaborators.
PTE has an experienced team of environmental designers, certified Passivhaus designers and sustainability consultants who provide the following services and assessments: Passivhaus, BREEAM, daylight assessments, post occupancy evaluation, life-cycle carbon and energy assessments.
Our approach to sustainable design
Environmental design is fundamental to our company vision of creating thriving sustainable places. As part of this aim, we are committed to ensuring that our projects go beyond the minimum performance requirements and are seeking to deliver best practice sustainable outcomes which meet the RIBA 2030 climate challenge. We are signatories of “Architects’ Declare” and as such we are committing to strengthen our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive and regenerative impact on the world around us.
As architects at the forefront of the climate change agenda, we are supporters of the following organisations and campaigns:
Sustainable design services
In order to ensure that our design proposals consider sustainability from the very start, we provide a wide range of environmental design services in house. Our experienced sustainability team can provide efficient, fast and reliable environmental analysis of our proposals. PTE provide the following services and assessments across all types of projects.